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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A talk by John Tiarks
Provost of Bradford

Contributors

Talk By: John Tiarks

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: MORNING MUSIC

Raymond Agoult and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Agoult

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: PIANO RECITAL

by Ivey Dickson

Contributors

Unknown: Ivey Dickson

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

HOW THINGS BEGAN. 8-Dating the Rocks. Material compiled by Richard Palmer ; dramatic presentation by Honor Wyatt.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Palmer
Presentation By: Honor Wyatt.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC
H.B. 329)
New Every Morning, page 15
Psalm 33, vv. 13-21
St. John 12, w. 34-50
City of God, how broad and far (BBC
H.B. 173,

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ralph Elman and his Bohemian Players

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Elman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. Jobs using Artistic Ability: Gwen Hiscocks, Principal of Barrett Street Technical College, interviews young workers.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. Dramatisation de la vieille chanson francaise: ' Le Roi Dagobert.' Texte d'Andree Duranton.

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: Peter Sinclair's RECORD DATE

An invitation to the young at heart to share his choice of gramophone records

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with The Song Pedlars
Dolores Ventura
Pat Coombs and Irene Handl
Dorothy Squires
Jon Pertwee
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Dolores Ventura
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Dorothy Squires
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Spike Milligan
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

TEOrLE. PLACES, AND THINGS. John Philpot-Mayor of London: second in a series of broadcasts on medieval London. Script by R. J. White
2.0 THE music Box, by Gordon Reynolds
2.10 Orchestral Concerts
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson who also introduces the programme
2.30 THE JACKSONS. Decorating the Bedroom. Script by D. J. Saint .
2 60 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' The Revenge' by Lord Tennyson

Contributors

Unknown: John Philpot-Mayor
Script By: R. J. White
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Script By: D. J. Saint
Unknown: Lord Tennyson

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Joseph Weingarten (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Piano: Joseph Weingarten

: ' SIMPSON '

A life by Edward Sackville-West
The fifth of twelve readings by Gladys Young edited for broadcasting by Mary Hope Allen

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Sackville-West
Unknown: Gladys Young
Broadcasting By: Mary Hope Allen

: SIDNEY SAX

and the Voices of Strings
Thirty minutes of music for every taste

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

* Brogeen and the Princess of Sheen by Patricia Lynch
Adapted by Charles Witherspoon as a serial dialogue story in six episodes
6—' The Princess Chooses '
Produced by Cicely Mathews
5.30 Now Showing in London
A review by Eric Gillett of some of the new films and plays
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Patricia Lynch
Adapted By: Charles Witherspoon
Produced By: Cicely Mathews
Review By: Eric Gillett
Brogeen: H J Blaney
Liam Og: Ernest Tyack
Trud: Charles Witherspoon
Keeper of the Door: Charles Owens
Princess Sheevaun: Maureen Cleland
Mrs Geraghty: Nita Hardie
Tim Cadogan: Jack Gavin
Bus Driver: James McCullough
Bus Conductor: Norman Henry
Woman Passenger: Barbara Adair
Man Passenger: John Reid
Shop Woman: Mary Diver
Mrs Cadogan: Ann Chance
Narrator: Kathleen O'Donnell

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas. followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

A programme for listeners in the South-East of England
6.15 Local news
6.25 Today's sport
6.30 Reports and comments

: JOHNNY'S JAUNT

With his friends, George and Leslie, Johnny Morris recently explored the River Thames from its source in Gloucestershire towards the sea
He sent his fifth account from somewhere near Richmond

: Alec Robertson introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader. Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Gordon Thorne
Helen Watts (contralto)
Francis Jackson (organ)
Charles Spinks
(harpsichord continuo)
Handel
Overture: Alcina
Aria: Ombra mai fu (Xerxes)
Organ Concerto No. 13, in F (Cuckoo and Nightingale)
Arias:
But hark the heavenly sphere turns round (Semele)
Spring (Otho)
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Before an invited audience in the Town Hall, Manchester

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Gordon Thorne
Contralto: Helen Watts
Contralto: Francis Jackson
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks

: OUR PRESENT DISCONTENTS

Are these, as Burke believed, * The common disposition of the greatest part of mankind' or is the future of the British people really in the balance?
Talk by Asa Briggs
Professor of Modern History in the University of Leeds
Professor Briggs reflects on some of the issues discussed in the recent series, and defines his answer to the question raised by Burke.

Contributors

Talk By: Asa Briggs

: Ted Ray and June Whitfield in THE SPICE OF LIFE

A carefree mixture with Deryck Guyler , Gene Crowley
Therese Burton and including:
At the Launderette
A radio strip cartoon
The Voice of Romance
Leslie A. Hutchinson (' Hutch
For the Record
A new singing discovery in search of a hit disc
The Ted Ray Repertory Company in items from their repertoire
Do You Know Your Music?
Quiz-Master: Antony Hopkins
1-2-3-4-Five in Harmony
The Coronets
Many Questions
Topics of the day aggravated by the panel of experts
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Gene Crowley Produced by Roy Speer
.

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Unknown: Therese Burton
Unknown: Leslie A. Hutchinson
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Roy Speer

: The Little Beggars

A Tuppenny-Halfpenny Opera by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin
Music arranged, composed, and conducted by Max Saunders
Main characters in order of speaking:
Other parts played by John Bull, Daphne Goddard, David Hannaford, Michael Maguire, Peter Muscant, Peter Stevens and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
A section of the Hendon County Grammar School Boys Choir
(Choirmaster, Charles Weston)
The action takes place in the East End of London in 1956
Produced by Charles Lefeaux

Contributors

Unknown: Caryl Brahms
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Conducted By: Max Saunders
Played By: John Bull.
Played By: Daphne Goddard
Unknown: David Hannaford.
Unknown: Michael Maguire
Unknown: Peter Muscant
Unknown: Peter Stevens
Unknown: Hendon County
Choirmaster: Charles Weston
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Mrs Heath: Marjorie Westbury
Jock: Moultrie R Kelsail(sung By Ian Blair)
Geordie: Ewan McColl
Mack Heath: Alec McCowen (sung By Andrew Gold)
Lucy Lockett: Sandra Alfred
Mr Grundy: Arthur Ridley
Polly Peachum: Jacqueline Wall (sung By Marilyn Baker)
Angel Face: David Hemmings
Danny: Danny Green(sung By Geoffrey Coleby)
Miss Pestridd: Madeleine Christie
Inspector: Brian Wilde

: ROBERT CASADESUS

(piano)
Valses nobles et sentimentales (Ravel) on gramophone records

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MARKET TRENDS

A review of today's overseas commodity and financial news, and the London Stock Market closing report








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